Friends Of Ham

4 New Station Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire England LS1 5DL
bar  4.35/5.0 12 reviews
Mon-Wed 12:00-23:00 Thu-Sat: 12:00-24:00 Sun: 10:00-22:00

Mayor: ManVsBeer (21) | Taps: 4c 10k | Bottles: 50+
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Beers At Friends Of Ham



Previously Available
NameABVEntered
Hand Drawn Monkey HD3 Lambic IPA7%6/8/2016
Redwillow Weightless Mosaic4.2%5/10/2016
Beer Nouveau Et To Brewtos4.2%5/10/2016
Mad Hatter Manchester Tart4%5/10/2016
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2015)11%5/10/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic Simcoe Centennial 5.4%4/17/2016
Tiny Rebel Lupulin Fiasco6.5%4/12/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Sticklebract5.5%4/12/2016
Kirkstall Pale Ale4%3/25/2016
Fell Mosaic OPA4.5%3/22/2016
Mikkeller / Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse Blueberry Bluebic7.7%3/21/2016
Cloudwater DIPA - v29.6%3/20/2016
Credence Red5%3/19/2016
BAD Crazy Ivan8%3/17/2016
Bad Seed Bretted Saison6.8%3/16/2016
Thornbridge / The Hanging Bat Hallowed Ground8.5%3/15/2016
Fallen Chew Chew6%3/14/2016
Black Iris Bellini Weisse5%3/6/2016
Fyne Ales Ich Bin Ein Berryliner3.8%2/25/2016
Ilkley Derby Day7%12/20/2015
Alechemy Malacca4.7%12/20/2015
Flying Dog Supertramp4.7%12/20/2015
BAD Whiter Shade of Pale3.4%12/20/2015
Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 6.5%12/20/2015
Sandford Orchards Devon Scrumpy6%12/20/2015
Palmershayes Devon Scrumpy Cider5.8%12/20/2015
Yorkshire Dales Slades5.8%12/19/2015
Ticketybrew Stout5.4%12/19/2015
Black Iris Lacerated Sky9%12/19/2015
Cromarty Udder Madness1.6%12/19/2015
Atom Mars11%12/19/2015
Summer Wine Pacer4.1%12/19/2015
Atom Bragg’s Law #20%12/19/2015
Sunbeam Chocolate Mild4.5%12/18/2015
Credence Porter4.4%12/13/2015
Anchor Christmas Ale5.5%12/11/2015
Stone (Berlin) Arrogant Bastard Ale7.2%12/11/2015
Stone / Ecliptic / Wicked Weed Points Unknown IPA9.5%12/11/2015
Buxton New World Saison6.3%12/11/2015
The Kernel Table Beer3%12/11/2015
Bad Seed Imperial Stout Barrel Aged8%12/4/2015
Alechemy Monumental (Octomore)11.5%12/3/2015
Great Heck Voodoo Mild4.3%12/3/2015
Wylam Double Jakehead12%11/26/2015
Edge Brewing Flor de la Vida4.7%11/26/2015
Hand Drawn Monkey Lemon Keylime Pale Ale4.2%11/24/2015
Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2015 Triple Spiked Brett9.8%11/13/2015
Buxton / Oedipus / Oproer Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX Mild9.5%11/13/2015
Lervig Art Collection IV Konrad Cherry Port Barrel Edition13%11/12/2015
Tiny Rebel The Full Nelson Chardonnay BA4.8%11/12/2015
BAD Chocolate Invasion5.5%11/12/2015
Springhead Double Jeopardy7.5%11/12/2015
Bad Seed / North Riding (East Ayton) Raspberry Red4.3%11/5/2015
Lervig / Redchurch Softly Softly (Cognac Barrel Aged)6.6%11/1/2015
The Flying Dutchman Tree Hugging Wood Chopping Mother Nature Loving IPA6%10/23/2015
Hawkshead Hop Black5.6%10/23/2015
Left Hand Good Juju Ginger4.5%10/11/2015
Tyne Bank Southern Star5%9/27/2015
Atom Blend 1 - Camomile4.2%9/27/2015
Summer Wine KopiKat Imperial Vanilla Coffee Stout9%9/4/2015
Northern Alchemy Sorrel Sour3.5%8/26/2015
Redchurch Brett Eastern7.8%8/26/2015
Black Iris Rise & Shine5.2%7/2/2015
Almasty Salted Caramild3.8%7/2/2015
Ilkley / Rooie Dop / Oersoep De Passie7.8%6/1/2015


78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (466) Toronto, Ontario | October 15, 2015
2015-09-26. The concept is amazing. Great food, very good selection of beers The interesting rotating printed tap menu with the substitutions predetermined is rather clever. (Unfortunately it hadn’t turned over much when we came back the next day.) We did a six beer sampler for 10GBP which seemed like a good option. Friendly staff, we initially couldn’t get in because it was so busy earlier in the evening - the guy at the door remembered Mabel and I when we came back. We shared a meat and cheese board, which was very good though the pancetta was fattier than my preference, and a six beer sampler flight. We also took a couple of bottles to go with us since we weren’t sure if we would make it to a bottle shop. The first night we sat in the basement, which I actually preferred. The communal tables upstairs aren’t my favorite despite being comparatively quiet on Sunday compared to Saturday. Our server Saturday was quiet but efficient and helpful. Sunday she was a bit more talkative but seemed to disappear at inopportune times. (Though it is possible we were just impatient.) They were backed up for food on Sunday for 30-40 minutes so we opted to eat elsewhere. The decor is both fantastic (pork themed murals and artwork are perfect) and just a bit pretentious or hipstery at the same time. Food and drink was very good overall. Bottle list had some gems, but the larger bottles seemed very expensive. Overall I quite like the place, but I would avoid peak times if at all possible. It loses a few points for not quite living up to my high expectations. It might on a return visit. Definitely worth a visit.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (915) , England | May 31, 2015
Visited on a Sunday lunchtime. Since my first visit the place has expanded into the shop next door. Great vibe to the place. Really good selection of beer well kept. Very clean and modern interior. Much more room to spread out. A must if visiting Leeds and only a couple of mins from the station. Tasting tray of 3 thirds available for £5 too of any beers.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
erickok  (235) Leuven, Belgium | April 21, 2015
Whoever cam up with this concept is a genius. Legs of ham AND good beer, comfortable chairs and a room you want to hang out in both by yourself or with friends. Great micros and local one-offs on offer, for mostly reasonable prices. Flights of tasters available too, so you can get ticking. Should certainly not be missed in a Leeds craft beer pub crawl.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12  (70) York, England | November 17, 2014
Nice bar, with a range of platter type food offerings.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | September 20, 2014
A small, albeit lovely bar with a focus on charcuterie, cheese and craft beer...what’s not to love! I secured a seat at the bar and service was great and during peak time as well. A good selection of taps and casks from UK breweries and beyond. Overall quality was high here and the pricing reflected that.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (622) Tromsø, Norway | July 16, 2014
A cool and cozy, modern beer bar offering three cask ales and six on keg alongside a fine selection of bottled craft beers. Their beer flight menu consists of six beers in 1/3 pint measures. Wood décor to a rather narrow and small room at the street level with more seating space downstairs. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable girls on work serving beer, cheese, cake, and meat. Background music during my stay included Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The Leeds Tap is almost next door and Tapped Leeds just around the corner (visited 07.07.2014).
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer  (1697) Hebden Bridge, England | April 3, 2014| Updated October 18, 2014
On a side road that leads to the railway station and opposite the revamped Trinity Shopping Centre, this place was smaller than expected given the gravity of reviews that have gone before stepping into the bar. The upstairs entrance area used to be small but expanded into the next unit beside it in Autumn 2014 and is now a large open plan area with the bar central proceedings. It has also expanded its already decent selection of rotating casks and keg ale, the latter having a greater prominence. The underground downstairs area is where the main seating used to exists, but is still a comfortable enough place to enjoy the very mixed and thoughtful selection. It’s possible to buy the ales in 1/3 measures with a 10% discount for ordering a pint in this manner, which is very handy if you find a number of beers you wish to try. There’s some high volume ales here too so it can be handy in that respect too.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (921) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | February 15, 2014
We (me & Loz) visited here on Saturday 15th February 2014. This was my first visit to this bar which sits just a few along from the Leeds Brewery Tap and just 2-3 mins from Leeds station. Clearly the continuing spread of Craft beer and new and interesting bars is not just the preserve of London and Londoners. I last visited Leeds about three years ago and since then Brewdog, Friends of Ham and Tapped Leeds have all joined the party and I don’t doubt for one minute that there are many others that in my limited time in the city I have yet to stumble across. Friends of Ham is on two levels (we never went downstairs) we sat by the bar watching the bar staff working tirelessly and non-stop slicing meats, cheeses and of course pouring beers of which there were a small but well chosen and great selection. I had Mikeller/T’ Ol Sleepover Coffee IPA Loz had Weard Beard Decadence. The place was rammed, and food seemed very popular. Beers were offered in thirds but I thought prices were on the steep side. It was a little crowded and I did fell a little hemmed in sat at the bar but hey-ho a Saturday at one-o-clock is always gonna be busy. I have to say this was one of if not my favourite of the day in Leeds despite the few niggles.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
KJB27  (17) Lille, France | December 1, 2013
Odd concept : bar + charcuterie. Lovely place downstairs, great selection on tap and in the fridge. The food is good but quite expensive. Very nice place, perfect for a first drink before going to North Bar.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Garrold  (75) Sheffield, England | July 31, 2013
Called here to drink and eat on a Tuesday afternoon. A stones throw from Leeds station this glass fronted bar is split over two levels. The bar and a few stools are at ground floor level. Downstairs is where the tables, comfy seats and loos are found. The place feels continental, maybe a bit London, but not in any way pretentious. Friendly, welcoming staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic about what they offer. Good, frequently changing (their website is updated on at least a daily basis) choice of beers on draught. Interesting selection of bottled stuff. (A case of Magic Rock Bearded Lady had just been delivered as I was at the bar). Food, by way of high quality meats and cheeses with the usual trimmings was excellent. I can see me becoming a regular here..

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